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Avista

#787 of 17,841 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
££££
Neighbourhood:
Mayfair
Italian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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39 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HP, England
+44 20 7596 3399
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Sat 06:30 - 10:30
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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On arrival was welcomed by staff who took our coats. We were shown to our table and the first 3 courses plus a glass of Bellini were served in good time. Before eating the waiter asked if we had any allergies which I thought was a nice touch.The 4th course took rather longer as I believe there was a mix... More 

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Thank Trevor S
Kuala Lumpur
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

i must say this is the first time i've been to an italian fine dining. we usually go for french style fine dining. read some great reviews and went to avista on our first day of london trip. definitely not disappointed. oh and the wines we were introduced to there were really nice. taste was a little bit towards the... More 

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Thank caspearl
Woking, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took advantage of a Groupon offer to experience Avista for the first time, choosing the seven course taster menu. We were not disappointed. Each course was beautifully presented with the perfect balance of flavours. Whilst it was all delicious, my husband loved the nori marinated sea trout and for me, normally a non-dessert eater, the baba dessert was probably... More 

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1 Thank Ali K
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this review

Dear Ali, thank you for your words and time taken. we much appreciate your happiness and your satisfaction with our food and service. we look forward for seeing you again. Thank you very much Regards Fabio Settembre More 

London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Welcome in the restaurant was really warm from the manager/host , beautiful set up and room, nice atmosphère, delicious tea, and overall good sandwichs and pastries. Will be back

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Thank KevinAurelija L
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this review

Dear KevinAurelija thank you for your review. I will pass the message to my colleagues of the afternoon tea. Kind Regards Fabio Settembre More 

Prague
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I too had a Groupon voucher and, being new to this lark, I was concerned we would be treated like a second class citizens Oh no...this was by far the best meal I have ever had with the best service in a beautifully relaxed restaurant We had a seven-course tasting menu; a glass of Raspberry Bellini, amouse bouche; a beetroot... More 

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Thank HarriPrague
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this review

Good afternoon! It's Fabio in person replying. Thank you for giving me so many compliments! You have already mentioned this during your time with us, but thank you that you have also written this review. Next time that you will come, you need to try the matching wine, which has been appreciate from many guests. Thank you also that you... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with family for a gourmet Italian taster but what we discovered there is probably more emphasis on washing plates rather than attention on food or quantity. Very big size plates with minuscule amount of food. Though good service but nothing to come back for. Disappointing!

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Thank Anju S
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this review

Dear Anju, Thank you for your feedback. i would like to take the opportunity to private message you and understand the root of your disappointment. Many Thanks Kind Regards Fabio Settembre More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ve been there with my boyfriend for dinner the 28th of dec! We had an amazing testing menù...every courses was matched with a different wine! As an Italian I really appreciated how they re-interpreted the tiramisù! The pigeon was amazing and the meat was so tender!Another amazing dish was the ravioli,soooo good!The atmosphere was really relaxing and all the... More 

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Thank Martina B
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this review

Dear Martina, It is always great to receive feedback from Italians, as we are, we are very proud to suggest and to see that our guests all enjoy our contemporary way. We look forward for your next visit, and sure you will enjoy again! Thank you very much Regards Fabio Settembre More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The level of service and food was unbelievably good with nothing seeming too much trouble at all. We had a bottle of Prosecco with our meal once our canapés and amuse bouche which were fantastic. I had venison carpachio with a wonderful mustard ice cream which complimented the venison, beetroot and goats cheese really well. My wife had the artichoke... More 

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Thank Michael S
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this review

Dear Michael, Thank you for your quick review, just hours later your experience. We are so glad that you enjoy, and we are also happy to have surprised you with the final touch. The best part is, that now that you know about our restaurant, you can come back easily. It has been a pleasure to let you enjoyed the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We loved the food, service and staff... A lovely atmosphere in the restaurant too. The 7 course tasting menu couldn't have been any better. A great evening.

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Thank He1en2014
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this review

Dear He1en2014, Thank you very much for those words. Only few, but they those are essential and say everything we are and what we like to do! Hope to see you soon, maybe when the new menu will be on live too. Thank you again Regards Fabio Settembre More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

My partner and I attended the restaurant having not heard of it before, basically an open google search. When we arrived the staff were warm, attentive and basically lovely. We were sat down and from the start the experience was fantastic with every course being explained in an informative manner, not condescending at all. Unfortunately I am a person who... More 

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Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this review

Thank you very much for giving us this nice review. We appreciate the words given after a great effort. This is a confirmation that after all the hard job and the training given to our staff, we are going forward, but the most important part is to take always care of our guest. Thank you again. Hope to see you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$75
Cuisine
Italian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
06:30 - 10:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HP, England
  • Public Transportation: Bond Street Tube StationBond Street Tube Station 5min. Green Park Tube station 10min.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighbourhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7596 3399
Description
Avista, under the direction of the Executive Chef Arturo Granato, has been awarded 3 AA Rosettes by the prestigious AA Food Guide. Located in the heart of Mayfair and featuring its own private entrance at 39 Grosvenor Square, Avista is a 75 seat restaurant, with a separate bar for up to 25, and private dining room for 12. The main focus of Avista is the granite square upon which your chefs prepare the final touches to the dishes before your very eyes. Meanwhile, the interior has been brought to life by celebrated designer David d'Almada and sets the mood with a cool ambience making this location both light and spacious, whilst retaining a chic and "Mayfair" feel. Arturo has given the menu a contemporary twist since his arrival at Avista and changes his menus regularly to take advantage of the seasonal produce.

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